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References for Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis of the shoulder in adults [see comments]. Infections: Acute Septic Arthritis in Infancy and Childhood. Gallium scintigraphy for diagnosis of septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in children. Acute septic arthritis in infancy and childhood. 10 years’ experience. Management of septic arthritis in children. The effect of antibiotics on the destruction of cartilage in experimental infectious arthritis. … Read more

Misc. Labs

Acid phosphatase Aldolase Antiphospolipid Antibodies: Anticardiolipin & Lupus Erythematosus Anticoagulant Amylase Antinculear AB (ANA) Antistreptolysin O titer Calcitonin ESR LDH Lactic Acid Lupus Anticoagulant: Rheumatoid factor (RF) Sedimentation   Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

From the Patient’s Side: What’s New in Orthopaedics

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– Discussion: – although the disease is generally more likely to be chronic, acute mycobacterial arthritis has been reported; – periarticular bone lesions may accompany the synovial involvement; – pulmonary tuberculosis is evident in only half the patients with skeletal involvement; – pulmonary TB signs vary with stage of dz, few early on; – later … Read more

Transient Synovitis

– Discussion:     – relatively short lived acute inflammatory process;     – usually seen in boys aged 2 to 10 years;     – frequently follows an upper respiratory tract infection;     – most common cause of painful hips in childhood;     – is a diagnosis of exclusion;     – … Read more

Toxic Child: Onset of Joint Disorders

– Synovial Fluid Exam – Systemic JRA – Septic Arthritis – Leukemia – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Reiter’s Syndrome – Reactive Arthritis – Sickle Cell Anemia – Serum Sickness – Acute Rheumatic Fever – Vasculitis:  (H.S.P. / Kawasaki’s) – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

TKR in Rheumatoid Arthritis

– See: Rheumatoid Arthritis Long-term results of total condylar knee arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis. Total knee arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis. A comparison of the polycentric and total condylar prostheses. Total condylar knee replacement in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis. A ten-year follow-up study. Use of a total condylar knee prosthesis for treatment of osteoarthritis and … Read more

Thumb Swan Neck Deformity

– See:     – Phalangeal Injury     – Finger Swan Neck Deformity – Discussion:     – this deformity is more common in OA than in RA;     – deformity results from CMC joint dz (where as boutonniere deformity is mainly at MCP joint);     – result is erosion of articular … Read more